|Celebrate Your Fave Femme Techie||| Print ||
Today is Ada Lovelace Day, so I'm celebrating by blogging about a few of the ladies I admire in technology.
Who the heck is Ada Lovelace and why should we be celebrating her? This fine filly born in 1815 (sprung from the loins of Lord Byron and Annabella, no less) cooked up the first computer program for Charles Babbage's analytical engine, which, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica, is 'generally considered the first computer.'
You can peep a trial run of one of these steampunk-tastic things here.
In honor of our techie foremother, I hereby honor the following brilliant women (and, more importantly, friends) in the tech field!
I met Libe at my first 'real' job outta college at a video game website, and we've been friends ever since. She is now the Editor-in-Chief of AOL's GameDaily and my go-to grrl for expert video game skills. And Guitar Hero parties. Same thing. She's tireless, creative, funny, and unstoppable.
The awesome thing is that I know so many more great women techies that I can't really list them all here. I hope you do too. Give 'em a shout out in the comments!